When the snow melts, the days get longer, and the kids start playing outside, it's time for the annual rite of spring cleaning. As the flora and fauna emerge to begin a new life cycle, you too can give a new start to your home by fixing everything that was damaged during the winter, trying out new ways to organize your stuff, and clearing out clutter. We’ve listed some tips to help you clean for spring with minimal headache and maximal reward.
Diving into cleaning without a plan and a checklist can leave you feeling overwhelmed and exhausted earlier than you expect. Before you even put on your rubber gloves, go through each room, note what needs to be done, and what you’ll need to be able to do it. Buy all necessary supplies before you begin. Ask your family for help in advance. Rest and eat a good meal beforehand to build up your energy.
Repair Winter Damage
Snow and ice can wreak havoc on your home, and bone-chilling temperatures may have kept you from tending to the destruction. Springtime is your chance to repair it all. Check for damaged gutters, roofs, windows, and lawns. Tackle it in one fell swoop. Don’t wait until next winter comes around to start getting your house in shape.
These Boots Were Made For Organization
New season, new habits – spring is a good time to implement new storage areas. If the gang’s boots, sneakers, and slippers are clogging up your entryway, a good solution is to carve out a space for everyone’s stuff and stick to it. Embrace the storage bench. Assign your family members specific hooks or hangers for their jackets. Keep it out of the way, keep it neat, and get out the door more easily.
Do A Storage Swap
If you’re already using Reybold Self-Storage, then finding space to store away those heavy coats and boots couldn’t be easier. Even better, if you used our self-storage units in the fall to pack away lawn chairs, bikes, and gardening tools, then you can kill two birds with one stone. Neatly pack all the winter gear in boxes, drop them at your Self-Storage center, and swap them for your spring and summer gear in one easy trip.
Spring cleaning doesn’t have to be a chore. Try to have fun with it - involve the kids, put on some music, and get ready for a new season full of fun and opportunity. Once it gets done, reward yourself with some time outdoors!